You did fine for the first post. A little info as to your husbands age and diagnosis numbers such as number of positive biopsy cores, psa, gleason....will help everyone understand your situation a little better.
If you go back a few pages and find "KW's Journey" you will see that I am one of the few that have had a lot of trouble with incontenance after RRP (Radical Retropubic Prostectomy) surgery. But I have had all 0.00 PSA's post op, the ED functions are getting better with and without Viagra. I have no pains or other problems. Over all I can not complain. The incontenance is not pleasant to deal with but I'm workin on it.
You and your husband need to read info, talk to others, get second / third opinions. Ask your Dr. how much time you can take to make your decision. Overall...make the decision that is right for you. Then go after it with all you have!
PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
All Lab's clear. No Cancer outside prostate
Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00
Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
Dr. said everything looks fine. Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved after Cystoscope?!?!?! Down to 3-4 pads per day!
March 1st Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ???????
March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking. Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking. Leaking started back next day at work!
May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center. After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking. But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.